Seminiferous Tubules

The Seminiferous Tubules are lined with a complex stratified epithelium called seminiferous epithelium. It consists of two types of cells:

The seminiferous epithelium rests on a basal lamina, surrounded by 3-4 layers of myoid cells and collagen fibrils. The contractions of myoid cells create peristaltic waves that help sperm and fluid to exit the seminiferous tubules.